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Chisholm St: Australian Voices


Chisholm St: Australian Voices

  • Date: Friday, 29 July 2022 to Saturday, 30 July 2022, 6pm & 1pm
  • Venue: Chisholm St — 608 Chisholm St, Black Hill, VIC
  • Tickets: General Admission $30 | Child (under 16) Free — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Chisholm St is a live performance space on Wadawurrung country, Ballarat. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Hosted by Bronwyn Blaiklock, Chisholm St is an intimate foray into fascinating corners of classical music. Launched in March 2021, this diverse series of concerts by regional musicians and spoken word performers gives you a rare glimpse into creative music-making, up close and personal.

Chisholm St: Australian Voices takes a peek at the rhythms, sounds, and stories of contemporary Australia. Does Australia have a unique voice? What of it stays with you - the story or the tune? Poet, Megan J Riedl, joins pianist, Bronwyn Blaiklock to perform a thin slice of Australian works, plus Megan's own original award-winning poetry.

Megan J Riedl is a purveyor of words for the page and the stage. She feels out loud; fearlessly giving a voice to the secret stories we tell ourselves and creates connections through sharing the messy, human experiences that often go unspoken. An Australian Poetry Slam State Finalist for the past two years, Megan has featured at Mother Tongue, Wordcraft and MSW Fresh Voices. She has been commissioned as part of the City of Ballarat’s creative COVID response, and created poetic calls to action for the Ballarat Greens and Let’s Talk Peace, Ballarat. Megan has playwriting and directing credits with the community and independent theatre companies across the state. She lives on stolen Wadawurrung land in Ballarat, VIC with her two children.

Bronwyn Blaiklock is the creative director of the Chisholm St. concert series. She studied piano at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, alongside language and psychology studies. She is a pianist and poet who has been active in the creative arts for over 25 years across three states and has worked as an artistic director, pianist, editor, poet, writer, academic advisor, adjudicator, and music teacher.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to b.blaiklock@federation.edu.au

Featured Australian Works

Callabonna : for piano (1963) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Bronwyn Blaiklock
Digital sheet music sample Lupe's Waltz : soprano voice with piano (2020) by Tim Gray
— performed by Sharon Turvey and Bronwyn Blaiklock
Molly on the shore (solo piano) (1907) by Percy Grainger
— performed by Bronwyn Blaiklock
 Miniatures #1, #2, and #9 from 'Metcalf Miniatures' by Amadis Lacheta — World premiere

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